Former MIKE AND THE MECHANICS star Paul Carrack has agreed to appear on British television show CRIMEWATCH - in an effort to recover thousands of pounds worth of stolen stage equipment.

THE LIVING YEARS hitmaker was devastated when thieves made off with his van in Cambridgeshire, east England in October (03) while he was on tour. And Carrack, 52, remains determined to retrieve the lost items, which include a guitar given to him by former BEATLE Ringo Starr.

Carrack says, "A lot of the instruments hold great memories for me."

In next week's (ends21DEC03) programme on British TV channel BBC1, Carrack will make an appeal and perform track HOW LONG (HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON).

10/12/2003 14:06